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David Machacek, Bryan Wilson; Global Citizens: The Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the World

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Global Citizens: The Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the World 1st Edition
by David Machacek (Editor), Bryan Wilson (Editor)
This work is an intriguing study of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist movement--which was founded in 1930 in Japan, spread rapidly after WWII, and has since developed a worldwide following. It provides an overview of the historical importance of the movement as an educational reform society, its development into a sect of Nichiren Buddhism, its success among people living in urban industrial environments, and Soka Gakkai's response to the surrounding social and cultural environment. For example, it provides important details of Soka Gakkai's entry into Japanese politics, including up-to-date information on the relationship between the Komeito (the political party founded by the Soka Gakkai) and the Liberal Democratic Party (its historical opponent in Japanese politics and present partner in the ruling coalition). The book then documents the spread of Soka Gakkai Buddhism to North and South America, Europe, and other Asian countries.
Editorial Reviews
`The collection of essays in Global Citizens gives interesting insights into how the Soka Gakkei preceive themselves and their practices.' The Middle Way (Journal of the Buddhist Society) Vol 76, No 2
About the Author
David Machacek is at University of California, Santa Barbara. Bryan Wilson is at All Souls College, Oxford.
Product Details
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199240396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199240395
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Источник: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199240396/theassoofreli-20


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